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Psalm 70:1-3 International Children’s Bible (ICB)

A Cry for God to Help Quickly

For the director of music. A song of David. To help people remember.

70 God, save me.
    Lord, hurry to help me.
People are trying to kill me.
    Shame them and disgrace them.
People want to hurt me.
    Let them run away in disgrace.
People make fun of me.
    Stop them and make them ashamed.

International Children’s Bible (ICB)

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Psalm 70:1-3 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 70[a]

For the director of music. Of David. A petition.

Hasten, O God, to save me;
    come quickly, Lord, to help me.

May those who want to take my life
    be put to shame and confusion;
may all who desire my ruin
    be turned back in disgrace.
May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”
    turn back because of their shame.


  1. Psalm 70:1 In Hebrew texts 70:1-5 is numbered 70:2-6.
New International Version (NIV)

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